Alyson Camus

A New Record for California Rocker – Five Journalism Awards with Two First Place Finishes in One Year

Site Wins Social Media and Best Blog Awards By JOHN DALY LOS ANGELES – The team at has set the standard: Donna Balancia and her editorial team have won five journalism awards in one […]

Live Reviews

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Captivates Hearts and Minds – At The Greek Theatre and The Egyptian Movie House

By CRAIG HAMMONS, Photos by ALYSON CAMUS To witness a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds show is like having a spiritual rock and roll cleansing. He captures hearts and souls whether on the stage […]

Rod Stewart gets wild a Caesar's Palace - Photo by Craig Hammons for California Rocker

Hammons Review: Sir Rod Stewart Makes A Knight To Remember in Knockout Caesars Palace Performance

By CRAIG HAMMONS The curtain was drawn and anticipation was running high.  At 7:30 P.M. sharp the theme to The Magnificent Seven came roaring out of the public address system.  The curtains then opened to […]

natalia clavier - Photo by Craig Hammons
Craig Hammons

Hammons Reviews: Thievery Corporation Still Keeps The Fans Dancing Under the Black Moon

By CRAIG HAMMONS Thievery Corporation brought their hypnotic grooves, intricate rhythms and mystical funk to the Santa Barbara Bowl on this cool summer evening.  This is the 20-year anniversary of a band that continues to […]

Michael Franti by Craig Hammons California Rocker

Michael Franti and Spearhead’s ‘Soulrocker’ Tour Brings Love to the Pacific Amphitheatre

By CRAIG HAMMONS – SOULROCKER (Sol-rahk-er) – One who lives from the heart, with compassion for all, and possesses a tenacious enthusiasm for music, life and the planet. Once Michael Franti and his band Spearhead stepped […]

Burning Spear - Photo courtesy Marco Swk

Hollywood Bowl Fans Feel Irie as The Great Burning Spear Makes His Final California Appearance

By CRAIG HAMMONS Jah cool wind blew peace and harmony over the Hollywood Bowl a beautiful summer evening last week as the sounds of reggae music would soon be soothing our souls.  Everyone was feeling […]